Startup Success By the Numbers

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The statistics surrounding startup success are pretty daunting — in fact, of the 500,000+ businesses owners that launched companies in 2012, only a handful will ever achieve a fraction of the …

The statistics surrounding startup success are pretty daunting — in fact, of the 500,000+ businesses owners that launched companies in 2012, only a handful will ever achieve a fraction of the notoriety of famed CEOs like Zuckerberg, Dorsey or Karp.

When launching a startup, there are countless decisions to consider: number of founders, sources of funding, location and target market, to name a few.

This infographic takes a look at the statistics surrounding startups and examines how many of them actually manage to get off the ground.

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  • Incredible stats even if they are marginally incorrect. Support a great idea with hardwork and dedication and success should come although there are still a lot of other factors which come into play
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  • There are many ways to innovate and start a new business. Innovating based on new technical or non-technical knowledge, is the most risky, most uncertain path. I hope these needlessly narrow statistics don't discourage potential entrepreneurs from choosing one of the many other ways to innovate. Instead of being put off or discouraged, why not read Peter Drucker's 'Innovation and Entrepeneurship', section 1 or Paul Hawken's 'Growing a Business', chapter 4?
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  • The numbers don't add up Mashable: 39 + 40 + 19 + 4 = 102. (Of Startups:)
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